Delicious Protein-Packed Recipes (Part Two)

In part one of Delicious, Protein-Packed Recipes we mentioned how you might be looking for some healthy protein-packed meals to eat after your workout with your protein shake or in-replacement of it. We got another recipe that is delicious and will get you the essentials you need post-workout.

Turkey Meatballs with Whole-Wheat Pasta

This meal will get you the carbs and protein you need without the extra calories you’d get from the usual spaghetti and meatball meal, which is filled with grease and unhealthy fats.

Ingredients:

½ Pound of Ground Lean Turkey

½ Medium-Sized Red Onion (Diced)

½ Medium-Sized Green Pepper (Diced)

Two Egg Whites

¼ Cup of Crushed Cornflakes

¾ Cup of Cherry Tomatoes

1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil

½ Box of Whole-Wheat Pasta

Cooking Directions:

Bring a large pot of water to a boil, reduce heat and place pasta into the pot. Cook pasta until soften, but not to the point of mush. Make sure to check on the pasta every few minutes. Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees. Place the ground turkey, egg whites, green peppers, red onions and cornflakes into a mixing bowl. Mix with your hands until everything is fully incorporated. Start taking small, handful amounts of the mixture and form them into an sphere/meatball. Place the meatballs onto a baking sheet, spaced apart and cook for 20-25 minutes.

Heat a large skillet to medium heat. Put your tablespoon of olive oil into the skillet. Throw your whole-wheat pasta into the skillet, followed by your cherry tomatoes. Stir the pasta, olive oil and cherry tomatoes as the flavors marinate together. Throw in your meatballs hot out of the oven and continue to stir. It should take 10-15 minutes to incorporate all of the flavors and get a nice cook on the cherry tomatoes.

Then, it is ready to serve.

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Delicious Protein-Packed Recipes (Part One)

Sometimes a protein shake is just not enough to satisfy that post-workout hunger. Sometimes you are just tired of that artificial chocolate taste and don’t want a protein shake at all. So, we have put together a few recipes that will give you the protein you need and that are healthy.

Steak and Eggs (Scrambled)

Steak and eggs is always a great way to start the day, but it can also be a great way to end the day. This recipe is a little different than the unhealthy morning version, because it uses egg whites and lean meat. This recipe also features the carbs you need after your workout.

Ingredients:

4 Egg Whites

Teaspoon of Skim Milk

2 Teaspoons of Olive Oil

½ Pound of Cubed Lean Sirloin Steak

¼ Cup Diced Potatoes

¼ Cup Diced Green Peppers

¼ Cup Chopped Onions

¾ Teaspoon of Oregano

¼ Teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper

Cooking Directions:

Bring a small pot of water to a boil, reduce the heat, add the potatoes and cook for 5-8 minutes. Heat a skillet to medium heat. Add a splash of olive oil to the skillet. Throw all vegetables into the skillet (including potatoes), add the oregano and cook until browned (10-15 minutes). Make sure you stir the veggies well while cooking. Beat egg whites and skim milk. Once veggies are cooked, add the steak, egg white mixture and the cayenne pepper. Turn the heat up to medium-to-high heat. Cook steak, eggs and veggies until steak is browned and eggs are scrambled (5-8 minutes). Once again, make sure to stir well while cooking.

This meal will be a hefty plate with all the essentials you need post-workout and it’ll be tasty.

Chicken with Spicy Peanut Butter Sauce

You won’t find this recipe at any fancy Asian cuisine joints. This is simple to make and will get you the protein you need after your workout.

Ingredients:

½ Pound of Cubed Chicken Breast

2 Teaspoons of Olive Oil

3 Tablespoons of Chunky Peanut Butter

¼ Cup of Skim Milk

¼ Teaspoon of Red Pepper Flakes

Cooking Directions:

Heat skillet to medium heat and then add a splash of olive oil. Cook cubed chicken breast halfway through (7-8 minutes). Once chicken is slightly browned, add the tablespoons of chunky peanut butter and cook it down for a couple minutes. Slowly stir in the ¼ cup of skim milk and then add the red pepper flakes. Cook the chicken and other ingredients until it reaches a sauce-consistency, stirring every couple of minutes (8-10 minutes).

Feel free to add vegetables to this recipe. Broccoli and red peppers go great with the sauce.

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Healthy Snacks for Your SuperBowl Party

It’s about that time of the year again where our four favorite Fs come into play—football, friends, family and most importantly, food.

Watching the Super Bowl is good time to cheat your meal plan, but you don’t have to go crazy. We know it’s difficult to fight off those guilty hunger pains when the game starts to get intense. Instead of worrying about how that fried chicken you just devoured will put yesterday’s intense core workout to waste, go with more healthy snacks instead.

Warm Spinach Artichoke Dip

Want to satisfy that salty hankering while still staying nutritious? Get your fix of iron with the spinach, mixed with a creamy combination of cream cheese, lima beans, artichoke hearts and olive oil. Pick up some Wheat-Thins to dip into this low calorie snack and enjoy.

Zucchini Fries

French Fries? Think again.  Luckily, Zucchini Fries can substitute your warm and crispy craving without having to worry about the grease overload entering your body. Not only will you be fulfilling your veggie count for the day, but you’ll also be providing your body with a source of Vitamin-C. Who would have known that zucchini, milk, eggs and a touch of Parmesan cheese could concoct such an addictive snack?

Salsa with Veggies

Every man needs his spicy fix, and the classic salsa never disappoints. With the simplistic ingredients of tomatoes, peppers and a dash of lime, you not only get a shot of fiber, but you get just the right amount of Vitamin A and C. To cut carbs, try dipping carrots or celery into your salsa. The fresh meets spicy aspect is on point.

Gorgonzola Turkey Burger Sliders

Turkey sliders are the best substitution for those fattening White Castle burgers you were going to microwave for you and your buddies. Not only are you sparing your body the excessive grease, but you’re also getting the grams of protein you desire. Throw some mini turkey burgers on a wheat bun, and you’re set!

With these healthy snacks, you’ll be set for all four quarters of the game, and maybe even overtime. On game day, your workout bros will be impressed, because not only are these snacks nutritious, but also delicious.

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7 White Foods You Shouldn’t Pass Up

White foods often get a bad wrap.  Although research does indicate that most white foods are generally unhealthy, that doesn’t mean that they all are destined to make you pack on the pounds.  The trick is to determine which white foods are nutritious and delicious!  Below are 7 white foods that you shouldn’t let pass your plate.

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